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5:00 a.m. on this friday, september 25. here's what's. >> is anything else happening? pope on the parkway. the anticipation and restrictions grow. final preps are underway with pope francis a day away. >> the most restricted layers of traffic and security will be put in effect today we're live with the details. >> a man who had shunned the church makes a return and received a he'll never forget. >> first now, a very spiritual
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weather and traffic with david and karen. >> reporter: it's getting more and more so as we go through the weekend. there are issues over the weekend, hopefully we'll skate through it without any precipitation. there's precipitation down to the south below maryland and southern virginia having a hard time reaching toward the north. also the clouds you see across the region are high and relatively thin. we expect sunny breaks through the high cloud cover. we're milder this morning than recently. 65 degrees in philadelphia. allentown was getting ready to slip into the 40s. we're up to 58 degrees in allentown. a little better there, 58 in reading, as well. 57 in lancaster, 62 in trenton. 70 degrees for the early morning stroll on the board wake in ac. if you're heading out to catch the bus or get the car started look for partly cloudy skies overall. cool conditions and between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., running into the low to mid 60s a
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little bit of a breeze not a bad morning. 82 yesterday, today we'll spend most of the afternoon in the mid to upper 70s. noon, 76. 3:00 p.m., 79. 6:00 p.m., 72 degrees. karen rogers lots of stuff going on otherwise and weather wise. >> reporter: and the schuylkill is going to shut down. we have a few things with traffic, as well. we're looking live on the vine street express way. you can see the flashing lights. because they have shut down the ramps. we see the ramp is shut down the vine itself is open. the schuylkill expressway is open. they are starting to shut down the ramps leading to the closures around the perimeter of the city. let's talk about the main closures we'll see at 10:00 p.m. tonight. the schuylkill expressway eastbound shut down between the blue route and i-95, westbound is shut down between i-95 and route 1. open through the evening commute
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not until 10 m approximate. southbound will shut down lancaster an route 30. northbound will be shut down between route 30 lancaster avenue and the schuylkill expressway. the ben franklin bridge will be open for pedestrian traffic through the weekend. admiral wilson boulevard leading to the ben will be shut down. 676 northbound between morgan boulevard and market street. and the vine itself will be closed for the length. all the majors are open. those are the closures we'll see for the weekend. a lot of people have been worried about the ben being closed. the walt whitman bridge will be open. the tacony-palmyra will be open county betsy ross bridge and the commodor barry bridge. i-95 is open for the weekend, as well, tam. >> thank you, karen. tomorrow is the big day, the pope will finally arrive in the city of brotherly love. this is a live look from the sky 6 camera atop the dow building in front of independence hall. saturday afternoon pope francis
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will be here at that very spot to deliver a speech on immigration and religious freedom. >> more street closures go into place as we await francis' arrival tomorrow morning. >> let's go over to katherine scott live from broad and vine in center city with the details. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam and matt, there's a lot of excitement about the pope's arrival, but there are a lot of road closures, there they will e difficult to get around. you can't go west on vine street from where we are. and broad street. that is closed off. people will be going through security at some point. there will be more closures as we get closer to the pope's arrival. 8-foot security fences were going up last night on the parkway. the concrete barriers are being moved into place.
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6:00 a.m., the area between 12th street and west of 20th will be open to pedestrians only. in the red area pedestrians will need to go through metal detecters. penndot shut down 6 ramps to the vine street expressway leading to the papal security grounds. tonight the highway closures gin 676 and 76. at 10:00 p.m., the traffic boxes go into effect. vehicles can leave, but won't be able to enter. construction crews build the papal stage at eakens oval. the parkway has been packed with people soaking it in. back here live on broad by vine you can see it's all set up here there will be a security checkpoint. there will be a public access, but no ticket will be necessary to enter up ahead here. they just dropped off a bunch of
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tsa agents, there will be screening very, very soon. we're getting closer to the screening points within the area for the purpose of the pedestrians only zone. a lot going on stay with "action news" and for a full list of the highway closures go to live in center city, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> now, pope francis will stay at saint charles borromeo seminary in wynnewood, montgomery county. we found preparations nearly complete at the seminary on city avenue after a summer of renovating painting and planting. four dozen delegates from around the world will stay at the seminary with the pope. it may be tempting to get an aerial picture of pope francis and the crowds surrounding him. drones are not allowed. no drone zones are in effect through sunday. drones and any other unmanned aircraft are banned from the
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entire city. the flight restrictions mean you could land in trouble with the law if you right fly one. you could face criminal or civil charges. pope francis is 78 years old, he is showing the energy of a much younger man. today he'll put that on display with another full day in new york city. he will meet with the u.n. general assembly and visit ground zero and visit a school in harlem leaving for a parade through central park and end the day in front of thousands with a mass in madison square gardens. join us later today for live reports from new york city as "action news" reporter, eva pilgrim and sarah bloomquist continue our live coverage of the papal visit. >> the up coming papal visit has inspired a spiritual awaken for one local man. stan bell stopped dann cuellar
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on the street last night. he said the pope's visit inspired him to return to the catholic faith after 20 years. he went to the basilica of st. peter and paul despite the fact that confessions were not being heard, father hernandez made an exception. >> i can't put into words, it's a life changing kind of thing. for someone to welcome me in wholeheartedly, it's a beautiful feeling. >> father hernandez welcomed back and gave him two tickets for the mass on the parkway sunday. we'll have papal news, plus traffic weather updates every half-hour starting at 9:00 a.m. saturday and sunday, you can watch the live papal visit digital updates at and the 6abc news app.
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can do can -- kathyy gandolfo wl be joining our coverage on saturday. >> reporter: did you see the schedule, though, it had monday, tuesday, wednesday, kathy, retired, retired, retired. not really. welcome back kathy. storm tracker 6 live double scan we have no precipitation out there, as we take a look outside, we're looking at a nice morning building across the region with partly cloudy skies and sun coming through high clouds quickly after sunrise. 65 degrees in philadelphia. a little milder than the last couple of mornings. upper 50s in allentown and upper 60s in cape may, new jersey. satellite shows you how the cloud cover is overtaking us, there's holes in the clouds
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where we'll get sun through. the rain will detect how it's falling apart as it pushes north of richmond, too much dry air around our neck of the woods to worry about that. partly sunny and warm in the lehigh valley. high of 77 this afternoon. not a bad day at the shore, 74 degrees partly sunny and pleasant. the surf is rough, we'll have the potential of rough surf and coastal flooding in areas because of an i don't onshore fm the southern storm. northeast wind of 10 to 20 miles per hour. we spend the entire afternoon in the upper 70s high of 79 around # p.m. for the weekend, saturday is looking good, saturday skies sunny breaks. for the the papal speech 71 degrees on independence hall. the numbers are good. during the afternoon fairly mild. for the evening i would caution
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you to bring along an extra layer while the festival of families is going on. while you're at 74 at 4:00 p.m. you're down to a breezy 70 at 7:00 p.m. and mid 60s by 10:00 p.m. for sunday we're on the bubble there's some uncertainty. most of the models are indicating high pressure will hang in long enough to keep us dry. but sunday afternoon we might see light rain coming over the top of the low pressure center. we'll track it for you. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, nice today, 79. sunny breaks on saturday, high of 75. breezy, but not bad. 73 under the clouds on sunday, rain is possible, hopefully it holds off until after we get finished with the fest tiforts. festivities. mostly cloudy on monday. lingering showers around. tuesday looks good, if we get a shower it's going to be in the
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morning. on wednesday ppl park union game. an all-out brawl breaks out inside a busy walmart. what sparked all the chaos. >> reporter: we're looking live on the ben franklin bridge. you'll have no problem using the ben coming into work this morning. it closes tonight at 10:00 p.m. from noon until monday. we'll talk more about the closures talk about the schuylkill expressway coming up you up. a wax pope creates a stir in new york city because they thought it was him. we'll have that later in the morning buzz! #
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overlooking logan square, looking down the parkway where the peep will be saying the mass -- where the pope will be saying mass at aiken oval tomorrow morning. >> you were looking back when the perceives pope came -- previous pope came. >> 1979. >> i can't wait to see the pictures from this visit. >> reporter: the schuylkill expressway is open, doesn't close tonight until 10:00 p.m. for now looking good no problems
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with the morning commute. it close thes -- closes at 10:00 p.m. tonight. i-95 remains open. the ramps leading to the secure perimeter between broad and vine will be shut down between washington and broad street. i-95 itself remain open. even in new jersey, i've talked to a lot people worried about extra traffic. yes, we'll see a lot of extra traffic. # -- 42 northbound is open. it will be congested, but looking good, this morning we've got no problems on 42. as we go to the commuter traffic report with the waze app. it shows you the closures highlighting the benjamin franklin parkway closures. the closures on kelly drive that will be closed the length until monday. we're looking for this right now. a good way to check the latest closures. we'll be helping you throughout
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that. looking at the temperatures, 55 in quakertown. remember yesterday we were in the 40s. 56 in kennett square. 67 in center city. 60 in browns mills. 61 in smyrna, delaware. however, the afternoon itself will be cooler. 79 for the high under partly sunny skies. >> now, one of the many vips in philadelphia for the pope's visit is the mayor of rome italy. he spoke at temple university and spoke with "action news." he was an integral part for bringing the pontiff to the world meeting of families. >> i was just, you know of help with the city of philadelphia. i met with the arch bishop and mayor of philadelphia in rome. >> the mayor was a liver
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transplant surgeon for five years before returning to his native rome. >> a high school football coach has resign after he ordered players to go after the ref because he claims racial comments and unfair calls. the teens have been suspended and forced to attend another high school for three months. an all-out brawl broke out in charlotte, north carolina. a 14-year-old attempted to steal from the store. officials confronted the teen who tried to steal a 7-dollar shirt off off the store shelves. police arrested him on assault charges. dmrk -- demarco murray is questionable for the jail against the jets. he had to leave practice on
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wednesday due to an injury. they have ryan matthews or darren sproles to start. >> pope franciss choice of travel is giving an automaker a boost.
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>> reporter: we're going to look live and flashing lights getting ready for the pope's visit. this is the vine street expressway, the vine itself is open. we have regional rail weekend schedule starting today. >> reporter: we're looking at jackets on the kids on the way to school if the school is open today. this afternoon it's shorts and ts. today we are starting out milder than yesterday. 9:00 a.m., 66 degrees, it will get warm again, later today, high of 79 at 3:00 p.m.
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a little breezy, sun and high clouds as we go through the day. on the big board at the airport. we're hoping for all green aircraft that signify no delays that's what we've got. although in atlanta, rain has broken out. >> "healthcheck," researchers are trying to figure out what is more important when it comes to losing weight. what you eat or when you eat it. they are calling it metabolic jet lag. they say this might be the reason weight gain and absent -- obesity is such a problem. >> the pope frank that sent new york city into a frenzy. bill cosby is dealing with more fallout in the wake of dozens of sexual sult accusations. janet yellen said interest
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know that the pope was hanging out in time square yesterday? >> really? >> no. here he goes by lincoln center. they got an eye full of the pope being driven around. turns out madam tuseau got in on the fun. they caused delays and got in the way of safety issues. they apologized for the inconvenience. for some people that's as close
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to the hope as they will get. 5:27. pope francis was declared a new yorker. speaking of which, we'll have more on what's expected todd up there today -- expected to do up there today. born at sea. a baby decides to arrive early we'll have that when "action news" continues.
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>> happening now on "action news," the finishing touches going up for the france festival. >> meanwhile, pope francis has one more day in new york city. his busy schedule begins at the united nations this morning. >> good morning, friday, september 25. let's head over to david murphy with his eyes on accuweather and karen rogers is watching traffic. >> reporter: what a nice week it's been for the last couple of days. we'll extend that pattern today.
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on satellite you see more clouds, but they are high and thin enough where we'll get sunshine through, the rain down south from the coastal low we've been talking about the last several days is well to the south. 65 degrees in philadelphia. not bad. 58 in allentown. 58 in reading. 60 in wilmington. 62 in trenton. back up to 70 in sea isle city. if your kid's school is open today, not a bad morning on the bus stop. 62 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 64 by 8:00 a.m. partly cloudy and cool, a light breeze similar to the last couple of days. 76 by noon. # p.m., 79 that's the high today. by 6:00 p.m. back to 72 degrees. the latest on the papal visit weekend call we have lights flashing karen. >> reporter: yes we do, this is the schuylkill expressway which remains open in both directions


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